Monthly Archives: November 2014

Birdman (2014) – Death Approached via Delusion

Birdman, subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, is a difficult film to categorize in terms of genres. Here is a sampling of some of the characterizations I discovered while reading film reviews: “a giddy fantasia of themes and genres, not … Continue reading

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Synecdoche, New York (2008) – Approaching Death via Denial

The film Synecdoche, New York [1,2] has been highly acclaimed by film critics, appearing on numerous “best films of 2008”, “best films of the decade”, and even “best films of all time.” [3] But the film was a commercial disaster, … Continue reading

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Melancholia (2011) – Approaching Death via Depression

The film Melancholia [1] begins with a lengthy prologue, set to Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, as the screen overflows with lush slow-motion images of life on earth and views of another planet. This sets a mood of celestial harmony, but … Continue reading

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LAUREN BACALL EDITION

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: Time to begin thinking about the end of the year, & the next year to come for the Club. We have now screened all our movies for 2014, & after our Discussion Night … Continue reading

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SYNECDOCHE, NY @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The Producer’s theme for November is “Struggling With a Plan”.  Wow, the weather shift has been pretty dramatic, sunny & cold, with heavy winds in the South Sound–had two power outages already today. Let’s … Continue reading

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MELANCHOLIA @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The Producer’s theme for November is: “Struggling with a Plan.” Well, here we are deep in Autumn, as November & the Holidays are soon upon  us. It has been raining enough lately that … Continue reading

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